The California Cup Field Hockey Tournament is one of the largest field hockey tournaments in North America! It has been running for over 40 years and continues to grow in popularity. The tournament atmosphere is nothing short of fantastic. The California Cup Tournament buzzes with enormous amount of energy thanks to equipment vendors, food vendors, and the hundreds of people that participate in the more than 9 divisions for men and women.
Participants come from throughout North America. The matches are played on grass at Moorpark College (Simi Valley, California 1.5 hours north of LAX) and consist of two 25-minute with brief 5 minute intermission. Each team is placed into a pool and plays round-robin matches on the Saturday and Sunday. The teams are seeded according to their record and playoff on Sunday and Monday.

The Best Way to Jump-Start your summer hockey!

TOUR DATES:

  • US Memorial Day Long Weekend – May 23rd – 27th

AGES

  • Age groups based on age as of Jan 1st of 2024.

PRE-TOUR TRAINING

  • We will run 2 pre-tour training session prior to departure typically starting at the end of April Exact Dates, Time & Location TBA

ITINERARY

  • Thursday May 23— Depart Vancouver (Time TBC) to LAX
  • Friday May 24 – Disneyland (or 6 Flags Magic Mountain TBC)
  • May 25-27 – Cal Cup Tournament (MoorPark in Simi Valley – 1.5 hours north of LAX)
  • May 27 – Return to Vancouver

TEAM DETAILS

  • U12 Team: Polar Bears will send one or two teams consisting of a maximum of 12 athletes and minimum of 10 athletes per team to compete in the U12 age category of the California Cup Field Hockey Tournament. The U12 division is a 6-a-side tournament.
  • U14 Team: Polar Bears will send one or two teams consisting of a maximum of 12 athletes and minimum of 10 athletes per team to compete in the U14 age category of the California Cup Field Hockey Tournament. The U14 division is a 7-a-side tournament.
  • U16 Team: Full field games

PARENTS ON TOUR

  • We highly encourage and enjoy having parents join the team on tour. Join the team coaching staff nightly gatherings, meals and watch your daughter compete on the field. Enjoy yourself in the sun, and let us do the rest.

INCLUDED IN TOUR:

  • Pre-Tour Training, Field Rental & Umpiring (4 pre-tour training & tournament coaching)
  • Highly Qualified & Proficient Coaching
  • Flights
  • Hotel Accommodation & Breakfast
  • Ground Transport
  • Tournament Entry
  • Post Game drinks/snacks

Passport is required and must be valid for 6 months after scheduled return date.

Polar Bears strongly recommends that all athletes and parents travelling with us purchase or have medical and travel insurance to cover any emergency that may arise while travelling with the team. Medical treatments can very expensive and all athletes and parents must have sufficient coverage. Please consult your local insurance broker to purchase a plan that suits your needs

 ITEMS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

  • Polar Bears match uniforms are required for all players.
  • Disneyland (or equivalent) Entry, Polar Bears Training Kit, Lunches & Dinners, Travel Medical and/or Cancellation Insurance

 PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Once selected to a Polar Bears Team, tour deposit becomes non-refundable. .
  • A payment schedule will be sent out after selection. These cheques or e-transfers are due according to the payment schedule.
  • 150-130 days prior to Tour departure, loss of tour deposit & first installment
  • 129-100 days prior to Tour departure, loss of tour deposit, first installment and second installment
  • 99 days prior to Tour departure no refunds will be given
  • Please be advised that Polar Bears Field Hockey Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the tour. In the unlikely event that this occurs, all athletes will be notified immediately and a full refund will be issued.

Please be advised that Polar Bears Field Hockey Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the tour. In the unlikely event that this occurs, all athletes will be notified immediately and a full refund will be issued.

TOUR COST

  • Cost (including tour deposit) $2195
  • If the tour is extended due to unforeseen circumstances, any additional costs including hotel,  transport and other charges will be billed back based on final cost

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Recent Testimonials

Shiaz, Andrew & the Polar Bears program have been a fantastic part of our daughter’s field hockey development. They have been supportive and encouraging throughout, from starting as a Cub to giving her the opportunity to play Premier Division field hockey, preparing her for varsity field hockey. Shiaz was incredibly helpful with guidance about the different university programs, and seems to know every coach out there! We’ll always be grateful for the advice & help with university programs. Thank you Shiaz, Andrew, Arif & Polar Bears!

Jennifer Baird & Leith Dewar , Parents of Jocelyn Dewar- St. Andrews University class of 2023

Choosing the Polar Bears program was a pivotal moment for our family. Shiaz and Arif embraced Saylor and were crucial in her development as an athlete and as a young woman (which is too often taken for granted).

The commitment on and off the field by the coaches, and senior Polar Bears players, was instrumental in developing the skills and mindset to achieve her goal of playing NCAA Div. 1 school. Having just returned from watching my daughter play for University of Maine Black Bears in her rookie season, I could not be more proud of my daughter and thankful to Shiaz, Arif and the entire club for truly enabling her to achieve this goal. The experience of playing for the Polar Bears in the Premier Division was priceless for Saylor to experience the game at speed and made transition smooth to Div. 1

Finally, I would personally like to thank Shiaz for his support of Saylor, and her parents , throughout the university recruitment process. We could not have done it without you.

I strongly encourage anyone looking at the Polar Bears program to join the club even if the drive is long (we were from Port Moody) as it was completely worth it!

Nick Kuefler , Saylor's dad - 2023 U18 Polar Bears

Shiaz and Arif absolutely live for field hockey! Their passion for the game is endless and a lifetime of experience is truly evident on and off the field. Their love for the game creates a dynamic atmosphere and the players are always fully engaged.

Shiaz’s insight with the post-secondary recruitment process over the last few years has been instrumental in guiding us through the process of our daughter’s field hockey career. He was with us step by step and it made things so much easier for us. We are so happy to be part of the Polar Bears Family.

Kim & Sinder Gill – Parents of Avani Gill #16, University of Maine 2021

Polar Bears have exceptional coaches who are not only professional, but care about their players. Their expertise in coaching brings out the best in players, as they are supportive as well as encouraging through every step of the way. Russem got the opportunity to play varsity level field hockey because she was able to be apart of such an amazing environment that allowed her to develop her skills to the best of her abilities.

Kuljit & Parminder Gill - Parents of Russem Thind, University of British Columbia

Choosing to move our daughter from the local program to Polar Bears Field Hockey was the best decision we made in regards to her development as a player.  Competition level and the speed of the game at this level pushed players to grow.  Dedicated and knowledgeable coaching from Shiaz and Arif allowed our daughter to develop her skills which has now led her to achieve her goal of attending an NCAA Div 1 school in the fall of 2022.  Shiaz’s experience in dealing with post-secondary schools was pivotal in the decision making process.  A big thanks to Shiaz, Arif and the Polar Bears Program!

Colleen & Taka – Parents of Taylor Katsube, NCAA Div. 1 committed - Class of 2022